According to a report from 90min, Man City have slapped a £40 million price tag on defender John Stones as Premier League club Newcastle United reportedly eye a swoop – prompting plenty of Sky Blues to react on Twitter.
Stones, who has started just 10 league games under Pep Guardiola this season, registering an impressive 94% pass accuracy, still hasn’t done enough to impress the Spaniard – so much so that he has struggled for game time behind main centre-back pairing Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi.
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Despite impressing in flashes alongside Aymeric Laporte last campaign, famously clearing a Mohamed Salah attempt off the goal line, a moment which debatably helped us retain our second successive league crown, Stones has struggled to replicate that form this time around – with pundit Alan Shearer claiming he would ‘love‘ to play against the Englishman and Otamendi.
In response to the rumour Newcastle are interested in the ‘special‘ 25-year-old, these supporters have flocked to give their opinion – find all of their best comments down below.
Have him overspend if u want as well please
— trevorrrrr04 (@trevoro14642962) May 6, 2020
Him an Lacelles will be cracking together. Great footballer, no concentration.
No need for the abuse.
— Annoyed Al (@impatientdad) May 6, 2020
PLEASEEEEEEE, TAKE HIM FOR 100k https://t.co/skAaMBmUE0
— IC🥤🇯🇲 (@IC_4PF) May 6, 2020
£25m and I will drop him for free..
— Guardiolista (@FtblJD) May 6, 2020
He can definitely leave for me.
— papite (@jgedeon1717) May 6, 2020
Good get rid 👍🏻
— MikethaManc (@MikethaManc) May 6, 2020
£70m minimum. Time for City to treat other clubs the way we’ve been treated for decades. Even when we were potless we got stung.
— TheSheikhsBillions 🎗 (@SheikhZammo) May 6, 2020
— King_Silva🍁 (@King_Silva20_) May 6, 2020